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#1 Tarheelbenny

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

I know how this forum is and that's why i rarely post on here. there alot of great things to take away from today's game. You can throw the first half out the window as far as i'm concerned. we got scheduled to open the season against a coach that no one has ever seen in the pros, and who had 7 months to game plan us. We had no clue what was coming on either side of the ball in the first half and it was obvious. It sucks, but it is what it is. The thing i'm encouraged by is that after only having seen them for one half we were able to game plan them and played much better. We only gave up 3 points and 12 yards passing in the second half. That's awesome! We also have a ton of guys either coming back from injury or who are new to our defense that all made plays to be happy about today. Frank alexander played well today and more than held his own. I didn't hear norman's name all day, which is great for a corner. Dwan edwards made a huge impact in the second half when he got in the game. Kuechley is obviously good. Captain actually looked very good in nickel situations and had a couple of beautiful break ups. And thomas davis is back! When our guys have time to gel, get their wind back, and can actually study film for a team we've seen before, i think our d can be much improved.
As Far as the offense, i'm really not worried. We didn't know what we were gonna see from them and got in a rhythm too late. We were missing j-stew and deangelo is notorious for starting the season slow. Pilares, murphy, and lafell all made plays i was happy with. And the o-line adjusted their protection much better after we had some film on tampa from the first half. The offense will be just fine. We have plenty of weapons. Overall, we just ran up on a shitty situation today and once guys get reps together and we can game plan in a normal fashion i still think we can play with any team in the league.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

I just couldn't bare to read all of that. My head already hurts.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:19 PM

Then don't. No one's forcing you to.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:21 PM

You forgot to close your tag... Here, copy and paste:

/overly-optimistic homerism

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:26 PM

I know how this forum is and that's why i rarely post on here. there alot of great things to take away from today's game. You can throw the first half out the window as far as i'm concerned. we got scheduled to open the season against a coach that no one has ever seen in the pros, and who had 7 months to game plan us. We had no clue what was coming on either side of the ball in the first half and it was obvious. It sucks, but it is what it is. The thing i'm encouraged by is that after only having seen them for one half we were able to game plan them and played much better. We only gave up 3 points and 12 yards passing in the second half. That's awesome! We also have a ton of guys either coming back from injury or who are new to our defense that all made plays to be happy about today. Frank alexander played well today and more than held his own. I didn't hear norman's name all day, which is great for a corner. Dwan edwards made a huge impact in the second half when he got in the game. Kuechley is obviously good. Captain actually looked very good in nickel situations and had a couple of beautiful break ups. And thomas davis is back! When our guys have time to gel, get their wind back, and can actually study film for a team we've seen before, i think our d can be much improved.
As Far as the offense, i'm really not worried. We didn't know what we were gonna see from them and got in a rhythm too late. We were missing j-stew and deangelo is notorious for starting the season slow. Pilares, murphy, and lafell all made plays i was happy with. And the o-line adjusted their protection much better after we had some film on tampa from the first half. The offense will be just fine. We have plenty of weapons. Overall, we just ran up on a shitty situation today and once guys get reps together and we can game plan in a normal fashion i still think we can play with any team in the league.


I agree with most of this, but our offense did surprise me very much with how poor they played. Now that there is so much game tape on us from last year, i can't help to wonder if this is going to happen more this year.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

I don't think it's overly optimistic or homerish at all. I've seen your posts and your usually pessimistic, so i'm not surprised. No team is ever as good or bad as they look in week 1. Most teams don't start to show how good they're gonna be until about week 5 or 6. The NFL is all about adjustments. We have plenty of talent. Relax.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

I was talking about diddy. Not you. Sorry.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:31 PM

Well I don't consider myself to be pessimistic, I prefer realist. We are in a tough division and can not afford to lose but 3 or 4 games or we will not make the playoffs. Its not like we can make it with 8-8 or 9-7 like some teams in other divisions. So that is why I think this loss is huge.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:36 PM

I don't think it's overly optimistic or homerish at all. I've seen your posts and your usually pessimistic, so i'm not surprised. No team is ever as good or bad as they look in week 1. Most teams don't start to show how good they're gonna be until about week 5 or 6. The NFL is all about adjustments. We have plenty of talent. Relax.


Wish I could, but there is this:


4 winning seasons in 17 years and we've lost 11 of 17 season openers. That is our history and tradition. I'm not pessimistic, I'm being realistic.

If we come out and put our collective foot on the Saints**' throats come Sunday, then we're right back at even. If we don't, look for more of the same.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:40 PM

Well I don't consider myself to be pessimistic, I prefer realist. We are in a tough division and can not afford to lose but 3 or 4 games or we will not make the playoffs. Its not like we can make it with 8-8 or 9-7 like some teams in other divisions. So that is why I think this loss is huge.

Your correct that the division is tough. But we have 5 more division games and need to make them count. Nothing is over yet. It was just obvious that tampa had an exterme advantage in the first half with us not really being able to game plan them. And i don't think the offense was completely horrible. We just couldn't properly adjust our protections until we saw film from the first half. Cam was running for his life until then. i think we just need more reps and the ability to game plan normally and we'll be fine.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:43 PM

Wish I could, but there is this:


4 winning seasons in 17 years and we've lost 11 of 17 season openers. That is our history and tradition. I'm not pessimistic, I'm being realistic.

If we come out and put our collective foot on the Saints***' throats come Sunday, then we're right back at even. If we don't, look for more of the same.

No. I'm on bobcats planet and realgm as well. I just have different screen names and you don't know who i am. i've seen your work on all 3 boards. Your a pessimist! lol.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

No. I'm on bobcats planet and realgm as well. I just have different screen names and you don't know who i am. i've seen your work on all 3 boards. Your a pessimist! lol.


Now, tell me how much success we have had among all of our local professional franchises?

Again, realist.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

I think we really need to look at some of those 5-8 yard crossing routes at times. Im not too worried, our sch. is brutal, and I always said 4-12/6-10, something like that.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

didnt know how to game plan against a new coach my ass we got beat in all 3 phases of the game today - damn lucky we didnt get beat by 20 points

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 07:51 PM

Now, tell me how much success we have had among all of our local professional franchises?

Again, realist.

That's not really how i see it. I've seen plenty of threads on all 3 boards where something is not necessarily good or bad, but up for interpretation, and your usually one of the first people to see the negative side of an argument. I'm not judging you as a person. I'm sure your a nice guy, but that's just what i've noticed. I'm not really even sure you're aware that you do it. But believe me, you do.


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